Education & Job Development
The key purpose of the Summer Youth Employment Program at CAPP is to provide Providence youth with a summer-long adventure that is more than just a job! We offer workshops, on-the-job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy, and opportunities to continue educational and social growth. We engage the unique talents and interests of the youth, developing their skills and competencies by providing them with positive adult role models and lessons about how to obtain and maintain employment. At CAPP, they learn to turn any job into an investment of time and effort into their future.
Participants learn how to dress for an interview, conduct themselves professionally, honor time commitments and how to maximize on transferable skills.
This program provides six weeks of entry-level work experience to youth between the ages of 14 to 24. Prospective applicants must meet other eligibility requirements and are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Selected participants work in variety of entry-level positions at community-based organizations and government agencies. Some placement examples include: assisting with clerical duties in local hospitals and libraries, serving lunch at a senior center, helping children at a daycare center, helping with clean up at local parks, & custodial assistant at museums. Trainings may include CPR certification, ServSafe certification, STEM, and more.
For more information, contact Veronica Vasquez Rodriguez, 401-273-2000 x122 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch this video to get a glimpse of some of their experiences: